LOVE, April 2016

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Newsletter April 2016

The 2016 Wesak minute will be published later. In the meantime, I would like to say this: There is one certainty in My/my human heart: it does not matter how we strive together to appease our overwhelming energies or old karma/stories, still hooked to the Earth-matrix; I cannot stop loving and supporting our Spiritual Family. Yet, a part of myself, probably in resonance with the overwhelming necessity for a planetary shift, is more and more detached from human concerns and priorities.

The last Wesak was/is another important step for the planet and for the implementation of the Divine Plan. The theme of the Wesak was power and legitimacy:

  • Who holds the legitimate power on the Earth and the establishment of Spiritual power through the Son of God, for the manifestation of His Kingdom.
  • Resumption of leadership of the Light, represented by God’s Son and Face, the Light Principle, the Archangel Michael.

All lingering power issues, that have been generated throughout the centuries, for the sake of the journey into the Darkness, and self-awareness have to come to a stop.  Not only the Earth has entered the realm of Light and Heart, thus exited the era of selfish power, but the new Spiritual Government for Planet Earth and Humankind — previously under the leadership of the Sanat Kumara and known as Shamballa— was formed in 2013-2014.  Time has come for Its manifestation, implementation on Earth.

As usual, a group have met in order to anchor the energies. Remember the principles:

  • The individuals that I work with represent humankind.
  • According to the Earth calendar and the needs of harmonization of mankind within the Meta-Organism, a specific location is chosen.
  • For a few weeks, intense multi-dimensional work takes place; bridges are established in space/time, connecting the present with specific events from the past, in order to take a new direction. These events are/were at the chore of important and unresolved issues in regards to the evolution of Consciousness within the Divine Plan. The goal is to face, be exposed to facts that result from a concept, a belief, then to open human consciousness and bring the race to a higher level. in order to close a time loops and solve problems, the individuals who were, have been the actors of human dramas in the past are meeting again; their job is to face, eventually see their unfinished business, reconsider, re-evaluate the situation and act in accordance. Opponents might fight again or arrive to a balance, a solution.


Mankind exists within the body of a Consciousness and is at the mercy of energies continuously balancing themselves, these energies being the result of the interaction of the Creator’s Mind with numerous layers of consciousness and intelligences + imput of human will and frequencies.

The Light had removed Itself for a full cycle.   The Creator-god or Michaelic Consciousness, Principle of Spirit/Light, thus Hand and Face of the Unfathomable Divine Consciousness, had to withdraw in order for Matter to organize itself; as a consequence, and for thousands of years, the Heavenly ambassador on Earth also HAD to temporarily remove Himself from the forefront and give/allow commandment and authority to the Lucifer’s frequencies and leaders.

Political and leading families, religions have emerged and exercised the governance, according to the various necessities of human experience.  Do not imagine the gods, staring at humankind and choosing leaders or winners on the battlefield. Except for a very small group of souls who have been serving the needs of the Hierarchies, the energy makes its way and uses the individuals whose personalities are fit for the jobs (no interview needed, just the right frequency and ego’s features!).


SPIRIT’s INTERVENTIONS – the Return of the gods.

When chaos reaches a critical point and in coherence with specific cycles, Spiritual Teams and semi-gods intervene directly to protect the Earth and re-direct the path of mankind. They generally have to impose a shift, a new world, to human beings. Spiritual power and spiritual leadership —triggering and consolidating a shift in consciousness, or the apparition of a new religion for the masses, is always the basis of all discord and wars.

The last two major interventions occurred:

  • About 3500 years ago, with the passage of Niburu. The presence of the gods might explain why the Royals were sometimes represented with elongated craniums. The fact that something unusual happened, with the sudden appearance of language, mathematics, astronomy, agriculture, etc is now well documented on the internet- we have presented a series of workshops on this matter years ago, inspired by intuition, recollection or my human and non-human presence in Egypt as well as in other key areas on Earth, and by the work of author William Hart (The Genesis Race, our Extraterrestrial DNA and the True Origins of the Species). I have always remembered my journey from Sirius to Earth with a team; then I have repeatedly stressed out that the dramas that occurred during the life and end of the XVIIIth dynasty, around 1500 BC had, at their core, the presence of the Divine Ambassador. It ended up with the creation of the three religions that are, to this day, at the core of the battle for power on the planet.
  • During the 12th century, with the brief appearance of the Cathars, in Europe, and mostly in south western France and Italy. In 2001, during a Wesak celebration, I introduced Myself publicly as an Avatar in Montsegur, one of the key Cathars’ castle;  the mountain appeared astraly surrounded by flames. For three days, heavy rain was pouring down, while the sun was absent. It returned a few hours before the end of our meeting. Later on, the same scenario repeated itself while visiting the cathars’ strongholds with groups. I honestly thought that My ongoing visits, soon after My embodiment and for many years, had completed this time loop and healed the scars created in the South West of France and in many souls or at least de-activated the memories of these events on the earth matrix.



  • In 2016, Wesak… the Cathar’s frequency was back! Lingering around the group, questions, articles in the internet, emails, and then…. One of these strange twists of fate;  I am facing the memories of their ordeal and disappearance through the frequency of Arnaud Amalric, a Cistercian abbot who played a significant role in the war against the heretics.  He first appeared in the flesh, but I did not recognize him. My Presence was only sending loud messages of Divine love.  It was not the right timing, but I knew that ‘something was to be revealed’. This character then visited me at night, standing, on my right side, head down, grave, only speaking to reveal his identity. Obviously, the time-loop was not completed.


  • In 2001, I wrote : «The perfects were sent to encode the Earth… they knew that humankind was not ready. They were of the links in the long chain of Initiates who have given their lives for the planet and Its children. They have changed the religious path of Europe while bringing back the Tradition, openly and publicly, like a stepping stone firmly grounded in front of the Church.”



What we know, mostly according to court and Inquisition’s reports, is that the Heretics were not merely poor and idealist people, preaching and healing. They were, since the mid-twelfth century, structured like a church with ‘deacons and bishops, next to the Bonhommes  (Eglise Cathare, Julien Roche 98-…).

Rivers of books and articles have been authored on the subject; yet it is still unclear what their doctrine truly was: dualism implying Docetism? Gnosticism?

Most researchers agree on two ideas:

  • they believed that God, essentially good, could not have created evil; thus the responsibility was assigned to Lucifer, the head of the rebellion. [Note: let’s not forget the difference between Lucifer —the one who accompanies the souls into the Darkness to prompt them towards the Light— and the principle of the falling Creator-god, the Demiurge].

This philosophy was rooted in the interpretation of the writings of Paul of Tarsus, and his disciple Marcion of Sinope, who stressed out the difference between the god of the old testament, emanating an animal reality and the proposition of a new reality, based on Spirit. Jesus would have been the one introducing this new realm.

  • the Cathars did not believe in the concept of redemption — through the Christ— but in the necessity of self-discipline and responsibility towards the Divinity. The believer is invited to receive a spiritual baptism through lay on hands. The baptism through immersion is not related to Christ but to John the Baptist.
  • Because of the doctrine of full separation between the worlds of Spirit and Evil/Darkness, the Cathars preached that Christ cannot be touched by evil, thus cannot incarnate.Docetism: (from Greek dokein, “to seem”), Christian heresy and one of the earliest Christian sectarian doctrines, affirming that Christ did not have a real or natural body during his life on earth but only an apparent or phantom one. (Britannica)

This is an example of the modern interpretation: « The main difference with the Catholics resides in the refusal of the incarnation of the Christ, of his carnal reality, of his passion and, in some ways his ‘material’ resurrection. Of a divine nature, he did not incarnate/embody but only took a human appearance.”

As for Mary, she is eventually portrayed as an angel….giving birth!?

In brief: Did the Christ incarnate or not? Was he a ghost floating around in the middle east or did He use a holographic image? Or, are all these epistolary contortions mere attempts to hide or explain that the concept of His incarnation 2000 years ago was the true heresy, a fabricated dogma fulfilling the interests of a new church in search of power? 2000 years later…. The question remains unanswered. Humankind shall have to come to terms with that.

  1. WHO IS IN POWER, in relationship with the contested beliefs:

Under the authority and manipulations of Rome and the Popes, armies were raised and preachers sent to deter the population from the new religion. The most famous preacher was Dominique de Guzman —founder of the Dominican Order— Dominicans, Cistercians and Franciscans were called for help over the centuries. This is also the time of the creation of tribunals of exception, supplying arrests, tortures, excommunications and then the Inquisition. “in 1177, Raymond V, Count of Toulouse request the support of the Cistercian Order in order to battle the heresy” Wiki. For decades, a violent waltz of excommunications, assassinations, betrayals changed forever the Languedoc and the Toulouse Comte, two fierce and rich regions which finally ended up under the full control of the King of France.

“The Cathars belonged to the lineage of Initiates whose mission has been to prepare the path to the Christ frequency. This vibration, the Christ love and the vibration of selfless, egoless service, waiting in Montségur, was waiting and was re-activated during the Wesak celebration in May 2001.This event occurred under the frequencies of Jupiter, the giant planet of the Solar System, carrying the energies of the Law, the King, the Ruler and the spiritual government. In 2001, “the vibration of the planet Jupiter announced and allows the emergence of an Avatar, which is a manifestation of the divine will. Each Avatar anchors on the Earth—or elsewhere—the divine thought, which will take form in the years or centuries following its appearance.” Kiss for Lucifer, p 242



Julien Vantadour: “If the crusade launched by the Popes had not destroyed the Cathars down, the whole society of Provence would have become an initiatory order, an order with its hierarchy.”

Millions of people still believe that the Christ, the Anointed One visited the Earth 2000 years ago. That was not possible, because Humankind was in full downfall, experiencing the Darkness. The Son, Ambassador of the Light can only manifest Itself when Spirit and the Light are in motion — if not manifested. It could not happen before the balance of polarities in the Cosmic Body, an event that only took place in 1996.

If we forget the multitude of Christian institutions in the world, and only focus on the Roman Catholic Church, we have to remind ourselves that it is one of the most powerful financial group on the planet.

“Our best window into the overall financial picture of American Catholicism comes from a 2012 investigation by the Economist, which offered a rough-and-ready estimate of $170 billion in annual spending, of which almost $150 billion is associated with church-affiliated hospitals and institutions of higher education. The operating budget for ordinary parishes, at around $11 billion a year, is a relatively small share, and Catholic Charities is a smaller share still. Apple and General Motors, by way of comparison, each had revenue of about $150 billion worldwide in Fiscal Year 2012.”

Most importantly, the Christian Churches have imposed intellectual, spiritual and religious tyranny on humankind for centuries. This is power, a power based on lies, intimidation and human’s needs for support, guidance and imposed discipline (the Church shares responsibility with those who need this kind of structure). In regards to the Christians faith, although one pope was removed from office and the glory and purity of the Roman Catholic Church has faded under the assaults of periodic revelations of corruption and abuse, millions are still trusting and believing in the lies perpetuated by the churches. At the center of their mere existence is the belief that the Son of God incarnated   as the one called Jesus. The Christian Churches and their false doctrines are still alive and still in a position of international power. My attention had to be caught. Let’s now welcome and precipitate situations that shall definitely stop this mascarade and open people’s consciousness.

I, Michael El Nour, Avatar, anchor the Manifestation of My Archangelic Presence, the magnificent and Creating Power, the gracefully loving Face of the Divine Spirit and Light, That have willingly sacrificed a part of Itself in the Abyss of Matter; That have surrendered to the necessity of the Realm of Lucifer; and patiently waited for Its time to lead and manifest Its purpose.

I anchor on the Earth-grid the restitution of My Archangelic Presence’s true identity, that have been willingly buried and forgotten, along the centuries, for the purpose of keeping alive an obsolete and manipulating group of religions and churches.  I call for the downfall of all groups, organizations, churches that do not serve the Divine Purpose, in Its just and true expression, in this moment in time and creation. I anchor and welcome the resumption and manifestation of the Archangel Michael’s role in the life of Earth and human beings, Its role as Creator-god, Son of God, Principle of Light/Spirit;

May the Infinite Consciousness be served through My Divine Self.  May a higher consciousness prevail and support the future of the Earth and of Mankind, within Light and Love.

For the sake of Humankind and for My Presence, I, the Archangel Michael demand and command justice and reparation.  I take responsibility for all karmas that I have created as the Ambassador of the Presence and then the Avatar, bringing situations that fitted the unfolding of Divine Plan, in the best of my human abilities. I take responsibility for the work accomplished with all the love, compassion and comprehension accessible; with complete dedication, will to serve and humble surrender to the Higher Purpose.

I, Michael El Nour, take responsibility for all situations that I have not seen clearly enough to avoid creating new karmas; for all stories of the past that have impacted my work and human vehicle.

Yet, I ask and manifest reparation and justice, for all parts of my body, brain, that have been stained, assaulted, damaged, without necessary reasons, in the last 18 years of my carrier on this planet, for the purpose of keeping one’s selfish power and freedom. I command and manifest justice and reparation for all damages selfishly inflicted to Planet Earth by humankind, only preoccupied by lust, greed and selfish power.

I command and manifest a new order, a new world serving the Grand Cosmic Purpose, the evolution of Earth, within Divine Consciousness; serving Higher Principles and the expression of the souls dedicated to harmony, love and the building of a Divine, perfect, radiant race. Amen.



Twice in the last part of human history, while the gods where present and actively impacting human consciousness and the Earth Matrix, the Cosmic Man still had to experience the frequencies of the lower centers, involving sex and power. Consequently, the Light and Its Ambassador as well as the group/families working for the Light Principle, known nowadays as the Archangel Michael, had to be killed or removed from power.

In Egypt, the Archangel Michael’s Bloodline lost control in a twisted series of events, with the killing of Akhenaton’s second wife Kiya. Her remains disappeared, her face mutilated and her coffin utilized for the ritualistic burial of the mummy found in tomb 55.

At the time of the Cathars, and over decades, towns were sacked, thousands killed, for the sake of power and religious hegemony.  In Montsegur alone, main Cathars’ stronghold, more than two hundred people were burnt at stake while a few leaders escaped.  One of the human leaders and head of the Cathars was the occult Ambassador of the Light, serving the Archangel Michael, the same being who was murdered in Egypt centuries ago.  Time was not ripe for the Light leadership. The Perfects’ attempt to expose and balance the Roman Catholic power and dogma was severely repressed; the Popes imposed their doctrine and hegemony until today.

However, the Cathars’ egregore (purity, beliefs, connection with the Divine) impacted the Earth Matrix, anchoring a first layer of the Christ Consciousness. Were the Cathars the true emissaries of Divine Plan, eventually hiding the Divine Lineage and Heir?

Interestingly enough, in both cases, the events have strongly affected the group consciousness. The pharos and artifacts remaining from the XVIIIth dynasty are amongst the most talked about. The mystery of tomb 55 has not been solved. The scars left in France by the destruction of the Cathars and the disappearance of the powerful counts of Toulouse are still sensitive.

Now, let’s connect those historical moments with other events:


The Divine Imprint has touched the Earth at regular intervals, in relationship with the various life-cycles and planets/stars to which the Earth is linked. The existence and evolution of life on the Earth is connected to a specific group of planets, stars, and to the Zodiac.  All heavenly bodies (Stars, planets, comets), constellations are the bodies of expression of Intelligences/Principles/gods; We have recently been reminded by the scientific community that humankind has most probably been affected by a mysterious body, Niburu our Planet X. According to Z. Sitchin, Niburu means Planet of the crossing. “This planet, the 12th member of our system, has a very large orbit of 3600 years; and every 3600 years, it comes between Mars and Jupiter, close to us.”

Niburu is invisible;  Yet, it has been recently detected: “Caltech researchers have found evidence of a giant planet tracing a bizarre, highly elongated orbit in the outer solar system. The object, which the researchers have nicknamed Planet Nine, has a mass about 10 times that of Earth and orbits about 20 times farther from the sun on average than does Neptune (which orbits the sun at an average distance of 2.8 billion miles). In fact, it would take this new planet between 10,000 and 20,000 years to make just one full orbit around the sun – See more at:

 Where did Planet Nine (Author’s note: or 12) come from and how did it end up in the outer solar system? Scientists have long believed that the early solar system began with four planetary cores that went on to grab all of the gas around them, forming the four gas planets—Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Over time, collisions and ejections shaped them and moved them out to their present locations. But there is no reason that there could not have been five cores, rather than four,” says Brown. Planet Nine could represent that fifth core, and if it got too close to Jupiter or Saturn, it could have been ejected into its distant, eccentric orbit.”

 See more at:

“700 years BCE, the Assyrians were waiting for the return of what they believed to be the “Planet of the Gods”, and anticipated the changes triggered by this event:

“when the planet of the Throne of Heavens

Will go brither

There will be flood and rains


When Niburu attains its perigee

The gods will give peace.

Troubles will be cleared up

Complications will be unraveled.


On the old tablets gathered by the Assyrian king Assurbanipal. “amongst the purely astronomical texts, there were tablets that belonged to a series titled: the Day of Bel- the Day of the Lord!. Epic tales and histories pertaining to the gods’ comings and goings were deemed important, especially if they shed light on NIBURU’s passages. Enuma Elish – the epic of creation that told how an invading planet joined the solar system to become Niburu – was copied, translated, etc [they] were guidelines for observing Niburu’s arrival. A Babylonian text that retained the original Sumerian terminology stated:

Planet of the god Marduk:

Upon its appearance SHUL.PA.E;

Rising 30 degres, SAG.ME.NIG

When it stands in the middle of the sky: NIBURU

(12th planet , Z. Sitchin, p.203)

3500 years ago, the Earth faced catastrophic events, amongst others the Santorini eruption, that could be at the root of the story of the Plagues in Egypt. That would also explain the sudden appearance of hundreds of statues of the lioness Goddess Sekhmet. She was a protective figure but was also called the Eye of Ra; when needed, Ra uses Sekhmet as his arm. We have already experienced an increased number of natural disasters of all kind in the past two decades. Has Mankind, as a group, sufficiently changed and moved to a higher frequency in order to avoid or alleviate a challenging future?




The story of the XVIIIth dynasty and Tomb 55, in the Valley of the Kings, involved the life of Kiya, Ambassador of the gods and Akhenaton’s second wife. The karma and implications of this story have to be cleared from the planetary field and memory bank. Around this human drama, the opponents on all sides, used magical rituals, that have impacted each other lives, as well as the path of mankind until the present. This drama is connected to the last anchoring on the earth matrix of the eternal archetypes in the human reality and the functioning pillars of the last part of a human cycle. Thus, it is imperative for the story to imitate, sample all the archetypes that humankind molded has itself around.

The main question, the concept played out (Involving a consciousness direction for humankind) and resolved in the story is the one of legitimacy. Who, on earth, hold the legitimate power? The gods or human beings? And which gods, embodying which frequency, Light or Darkness? What Aspect of God/Infinite Consciousness is to be the leader in the context of the evolution of the human race?

Then, the secondary archetypes are built around this question: what families (Bloodlines) will exert power, control over others, how will humankind relate to God: a subconscious decision of mankind to choose a religion, a spiritual direction, whether just and legitimate or not. What kind of relationship should human beings have with the world of Spirit? What form should the organized religion take — to fit the needs of humankind at this time.

The end of XVIIIth Dynasty has impacted human history until recently. For modern Egyptophiles, theis family brought all ingredients of a fantastic story. Beauty and the beast to start with: the most beautiful woman in antiquity married to a king who likes to introduce himself with exaggerated features, enlarged hips, sagging stomach and feminine breasts! Halloween forever! Did he love his wife or the goddess so much that he wanted to look like them? Or, did his image-team-specialist had a problem and could not dismiss the artist who saw his sovereigns as weird crowned insects…. May be a past life of Charlie Hebdo caricaturists!

More seriously, the epic of the 18yh dynasty, started with the dream of Tuthmosis IV, the son of Amenhotep II, the eight king of the Eighteen Dynasty.  Tuthmosis IV is still remembered because of the survival of the Dream Stela, an artifact still standing between the paws of the Sphinx. According to the inscriptions, while resting next to the Sphinx, the young man had a dream. The Sphinx,  as Horemakhet,  promised him that he would be the next pharaoh if he cleared the sand around His limbs and restored His statue.  And he did!

At this time, over several generations, gods and families interacted in a ballet that might be at the root of the Old Testament (Thus the three religions still fighting for power and at the front of today’s scene). With a background of Plagues, volcanic eruptions, the possible lurking of Planet X, the emergence of Sekhmet, the characters of the Bible appear in the midst of pharaonic tales. Texts of the Bible as well as the Egyptian hieroglyphs have been compared with ancient Hebrew. What is the truth? Who are the Jews? What and who was eventually hiding amongst the Egyptians? Is the truth going to emerge, in the 21st century, now, while Muslim extremists known as ISIS are trying to invade the western world (whether on their own of assisted by the US and Russia)?

Interestingly enough, the story of the XVIIIth dynasty has been back on the front line with new investigations of King Tutankhamon’s tomb:


Nicolas Reeves, one of the archeologists interested in the story of Tumb 55, claimed that a hidden chamber might lay behind Tutankhamon’s tomb, in which Nefertiti would be buried.

“Upon the invitation of Egypt’s minister of antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty, University of Arizona archaeologist Nicholas Reeves will arrive in Egypt mid-September to prove his theory that Nefertiti’s remains lay in Tutankhamun’s tomb.

Early this week, Reeves published a theory suggesting that the west and north painted walls inside King Tutankhamun’s tomb have two secret passageways that lead to two chambers, one of them containing the remains of Nefertiti – queen of Egypt and the chief consort and wife of the monotheistic king Akhenaten, Tutankhamun’s father. The remaining chamber could be another gallery for Tutankhamun.

“Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty opposes part of the theory of British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves, who claims that a hidden chamber located behind the tomb’s northern wall could be Queen Nefertiti’s resting place. Eldamaty suggests that the chamber could belong to his mother, Queen Kiya, and not his stepmother, Queen Nefertiti, for two reasons. The first reason, according to the minister, is that when Tutankhamun came to the throne, Nefertiti was already deceased. Secondly, when Tutanakhmun restored the cult of Amun and abandoned his father’s monotheistic religion, leaving the Aten capital Akhtaten to Thebes, he certainly would have taken his mother Kiya with him. Eldamaty explained to Ahram Online that Tutankhamun’s unexpected death prompted the Valley of the Kings’ priests to search for an already complete tomb to bury him in, as they only had 70 days to place his mummy in its final resting place. “Kiya’s tomb was an ideal choice,” Eldamaty suggested. Eldamaty asserted that they may have selected a completed tomb of one of his family members, such as Kiya’s, taking a section of her tomb and dedicating it to Tutankhamun.”



  • Examine what power means for you
  • How do you see yourself in society; how you exert authority; how you offer your talents to the world – with the grace of someone in peace with him/herself or with arrogance?
  • Do you need to compete with others, for power or else? If yes, why? What is your motivation (overt and subconscious)?
  • How do you act with children, with people in need of attention, protection? Are you naturally loving and at service? Or do you use your power to dominate, eventually hurt others?
  • How do you speak with people who are weaker (or in deeper trouble) or appear weaker than you, because they are not as lucky or as intelligent as you are? Are you respectful of their situation? Are you patient, caring, judging?

Power is stabilized at two levels/two frequencies: the third (Earth) or the seventh chakra (Heaven). Do you understand and feel the difference in your body?



The first and main Christian channel used by the spiritual Hierarchies/energies was the Benedictine order. Under their impulse and responsibility, the main vortices and temples dedicated to the solar gods, were re-appropriated and converted into Archangel Michael’s churches. Yes, the solar vortices were protected, still dedicated to worship during the fall of Mankind but the glorious Archangel Michael lost his statute of deity and was slowly relegated in a long list of saints.

A few centuries later, the Benedictine order had lost its purity and strength. A reform occurred with the appearance of a new body, the Cistercian order, promoting the return to the strict observance of the Benedict rule and offering structures for ascetism, rigor and physical labor. Saint Benedict believed in moderation, but over the centuries the monks had lost their purpose.


  • WHAT THE CATHARS HAVE ACHIEVED (Excerpts: Kiss for Lucifer, Annex 1):

“the Cathars were the precursors, anchoring the necessary reversal of Consciousness for the coming of the Christ Consciousness. The founders were a group of Initiates, emissaries of the Invisible Lodge. The frequency that the Cathars embodied marked a turning point in the evolution of human consciousness. For centuries the practitioners of inner alchemy had been using sacred sexuality. Then human beings had fell in the extremes of matter and lost sight of the goal. From sacred sexuality, they plunged into satanic abuse and depravation. A shift in consciousness was necessary in order

to start an ascending motion. The Cathars and most especially the Perfects were the instruments of the shift, the ones who planted the seeds for the future.” Kiss for Lucifer, Annex 1.

  • POLITICAL WARS underlying the Cathar’s decimation

The Roman Catholic Church was heavily involved in the fight against the Cathars, but also wanted to limit the evolution of a different society in the Languedoc (Southwestern France).

“Social life, ideology and the interests of the Church of the Middle Ages are inextricably linked to the feudal system. However, the process of granting collective liberty, common in many cities of the Languedoc region, threatens the clergy there more than elsewhere. Confronted to these mostly secularized communities, and to the [Cathar] Perfects who had no desire to lead or control the people but only to bring them the gospel, the clergy is outwardly threatened.

Additionally, the papacy has already organized a crusade against the town of Montpellier in the 12th century, in spite of the lack heretics there. When the crusaders arrive at the gates of Bezier in 1209, the city lets them know that they won’t accept any treaty that requires any kind of change in their city government. When these same papal crusaders descend on Toulouse in 1211, this city of successful economic development fears, above all, the constraints of feudal law, and its citizens choose instead to defend themselves, armed for hand to hand combat if necessary.

The social and political power of the Church reaches its peak at the beginning of the 13th century. The papacy attempts to impose a theocratic form of government across Europe. The kings of Aragon, Bulgaria, Portugal, and later, England accept to being vassals of the pope. Innocent III takes on the role of a full feudal lord. At the same time, he leads a fight against a trend of democratization and emancipation in the cities. Life in Languedoc — at the same time an example of philosophic rebellion and democratized urban traditions — threatened the power of the Church and its theocratic objectives.”

« La fonction sociale, l’idéologie et les intérêts de l’Eglise du Moyen Age sont inextricablement liés à la hiérarchie féodale. Or, le processus d’émancipation collective en cours dans de nombreuses villes du Languedoc menace le clergé plus qu’ailleurs. Dans ces communes assez laïcisées, face à des parfaits cathares qui ne cherchent pas à diriger ou contrôler la société mais seulement à lui apporter l’Evangile, le clergé est objectivement menacé. Aussi, la papauté a déjà organisé une croisade contre la commune de Montpellier au XIIème en l’absence de tout hérétique. Lorsque les croisés papaux arrivent devant Béziers en 1209, cette ville leur fait savoir qu’elle n’acceptera aucun accord qui “puisse entraîner un changement quelconque dans le gouvernement de leur ville”. Lorsque ces mêmes croisés papaux approchent de Toulouse en 1211, cette commune en plein développement économique craint surtout une main mise féodale et choisit de se défendre les armes à la main.

La puissance sociale et politique de l’Eglise connaît au début du XIIIème siècle son zénith. La papauté essaie d’imposer une forme de théocratie européenne. Les rois d’Aragon, de Bulgarie, du Portugal puis d’Angleterre se reconnaissent vassaux du pape. Innocent III se comporte en arbitre de toute la féodalité. Il mène en même temps une lutte déterminée contre les processus d’émancipation démocratique dans les villes. Or, l’existence en Languedoc, à la fois d’une contestation idéologique forte et de traditions urbaines assez démocratiques, menaçait cette puissance et cet objectif théocratiques.


“the point is to convince the heretic of the contradiction in which he has put himself in regards to the Christian faith and to convert him… if the heretic is persistent, the Church will abandon him to the secular authorities, that could, from the 13th century, apply the death penalty, yet forbidden since the third council of Latran. Since 1252, the Inquisition has the right to use torture on the defendants accused of Heresy,  a standard procedure in common law at this time. We understand the seriousness of the function of Inquisition”

« Il s’agit de convaincre l’hérétique de la contradiction dans laquelle il s’est mis au regard de la foi chrétienne et de le convertir: l’inquisiteur devra donc être un bon prédicateur. Pour les fautes les moins graves, le tribunal distribue des peines d’ordre religieux: port d’une croix, visites aux églises, pèlerinages – ou plus importantes. Si l’hérétique est opiniâtre, l’Église l’abandonne au bras séculier, qui pourra appliquer à partir du XIIIe siècle la peine de mort, pourtant interdite au III’ concile de Latran. A partir de 1252 l’Inquisition dispose du droit de soumettre à la torture les prévenus d’hérésie, comme il était courant à l’époque en droit commun 6. On comprend la gravité de la fonction d’Inquisition.”

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